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Sale 38 Lot 512

Rare, early letterpress railroad broadside, 8" x 12 1/2", North Carolina, 1842, bearing at top a steamship and with embroidered border. Headed: "REDUCTION! REDUCTION! I take great pleasure in laying before my friends and the public, the resolution of the Boards of Directors of the Petersburg and Greensville and Roanoke Rail Road Companies...reducing the rate of TRANSPORTATION, on certain articles, from Gaston to Petersburg...". Beneath, rates are quoted for hogsheads and other quantities of tobacco and flour, and promising delivery of tobacco in Richmond three days after its shipment from Gaston. At bottom, freight rates to more distant points are indicated. Lower corners are clipped, else very good.
Estimate $ 300-400

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